Simon Pastor grew up in Paris, France and graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in government and history. Following his internship at the French National Assembly, where he witnessed how politicians could be disconnected from their constituents, he decided to build digital tools to bridge that gap. He then participated in a data science bootcamp and started working at CitizenLab to create citizen engagement platforms enabling local governments to interact with constituents. Most recently, he worked as a data science fellow at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of the Civic Digital Fellowship, which enables students to innovate at the intersection of technology and public service. He also currently leads the Tech & Data Team at Atlas, a global progressive social & political movement, which counts over 20,000 supporters in more than 130 countries. Simon also interned at the United Nations, the Institut Montaigne, the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, and NGOs in Washington D.C. and Mumbai. At Yale, he looks forward to learning more about applying data science to humanitarian work, policy-making and political strategy.